BIMM 1000  Intro to Virtual Design & Cons  2 Credits  
2-0-2. This course is an introduction to the VDC industry, operations, and roles of stakeholders, and career opportunities. Students will explore the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the built environment through a survey of industry history and current trends, and how VDC/BIM processes improve coordination and control of construction and civil engineering projects.
Prerequisite(s): None.  
BIMM 1501  Construction Mat & Methods  3 Credits  
3-0-3. This course is an introduction to the basic building materials and systems in the construction industry. Topics include common terminology and units of measurements, composition and properties of materials, foundations, framing, finishes, and usage of wood, steel, concrete, and manufactured components.
Prerequisite(s): None.  
BIMM 2105  Fundamentals of CAD & BIM  4 Credits  
This course provides students with an introduction into Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. Students will use industry-standard AEC software (Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Trimble SketchUp, Tekla Structures, etc.) to model construction projects, create and distribute architectural drawings, and produce both 2D and 3D outputs.
BIMM 3000  Building Codes & Standards  3 Credits  
This course examines current building codes and standards with emphasis on the International Codes (I-Codes) as published by the International Code Council (ICC). State and local regulations will also be introduced.
BIMM 3100  Construction Blueprint Reading  3 Credits  
This course introduces the fundamental skill of blueprint reading, which construction professional in all fields must understand accurately. Students will gain basic knowledge and practice in reading plans and understanding specifications, as well as construction/working drawings of steel, wood frame, masonry construction, and MEP construction. Topics include plan, elevation, and section views along with details, symbols, schedules, specifications, and abbreviations used in architectural and engineering drawings.
BIMM 3130  Construction Finance & Admnstr  3 Credits  
This course introduces the concepts and principles of construction financial management and administration. Topics include business ownership and organization, financial systems and statements, budget development, contract administration and management, depreciation analysis, labor, overhead, project controls, cost and profit-center analysis, and economic decision making.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 2105, ACCT 2101.  
BIMM 3305  Steel Structures & Design  4 Credits  
This course introduces fundamental properties, strengths, and shapes of structural steels, and explores the purpose of steel elements in various structural systems. Topics include, but are not limited to tension members, beams, column, beam columns, and connections. Students will develop competencies in steel detailing and producing construction output for industrial, residential, commercial, and/or public spaces using industry-accepted BIM software to design structural steel systems.
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement scores or Successful completion of learning support English requirements.  
BIMM 3505  Concrete Structures & Design  4 Credits  
This course introduces fundamental materials properties, characteristics, and behavior of structural concrete, and explores the purpose of concrete elements in various structural systems. Topics include, but are not limited to walls, beams, joints, slabs, footings, and flexural analysis. Students will develop competencies in concrete detailing and producing construction output for industrial, residential, commercial, and/or public spaces using industry-accepted BIM software to design structural concrete systems.
BIMM 3730  Const Plan Schd & Estimodeling  3 Credits  
This course covers the fundamentals and techniques of planning and scheduling for construction projects, theory and practice of construction project bidding and estimation, and utilization of estimodeling software to prepare estimates from 3D models. Students will prepare estimates, competitive bids, and schedules. Topics include Critical Path Method, cost-time trade-offs, earned value method, lean construction principles and practices, computerized scheduling techniques, proposal preparation, types of estimates, measuring work, quantity takeoffs, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment costs, and project budgeting.
BIMM 3905  MEP Systems  4 Credits  
This course is an introduction to the designing, planning, installing, commissioning, and maintaining mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. Students will produce a model and output which includes architectural and structural components. Project changes both before and after construction has begun will be examined.
BIMM 4225  Sustainable Design & Construct  3 Credits  
This course is a study of the techniques and methods of sustainable construction. Topics include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) core concepts including construction and design for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design. The course also examines the economic, social, and environmental impacts of sustainable construction operations.
BIMM 4310  VDC Project Management  3 Credits  
This is an advanced course in the management of a construction project through all phases and dimensions of BIM workflow and applications. Comprehensive project management will be covered utilizing leading software and web-based tools. Topics include planning, estimating, scheduling, logistics and supply chain principles, and project controls. Communication and coordination among multiple stakeholders, leadership and management strategies, and problem-solving using BIM technologies will be emphasized.
BIMM 4610  Principles of Facilities Mgmt  3 Credits  
This course focuses on the principles of facilities operations after a structure is completed and delivered. Different scenarios as they relate to aspects of the structure will include safety, security, maintenance, inspections, business continuity planning, daily operations, and environmental impacts. Students will prepare a model in the final stages of a project and work with the structure after delivery of the completed building.
BIMM 4899  BIM/VDC Capstone  3 Credits  
This course will prepare students for VDC/BIM professional practice through a semester-long project encompassing the entire lifecycle of a construction project. Students are required to integrate knowledge and skills gained throughout the program to solve problems not previously encountered. The course will culminate in student presentations to an audience of faculty and industry representatives.
BIMM 4999  BIM VDC Internship  3 Credits  
This internship experience provides students the opportunity to engage in practical work experience with an approved employer.